December 2, 2021
Legislation will be introduced into State Parliament to plan and control the development of a massive new urban area at Caboolture West.
The area has been identified by the State Government as south-east Queensland’s largest greenfield site where about 30,000 homes could be built housing 70,000 people.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said up to nine primary schools and four secondary schools as well as a major State transport corridor were among the key facilities and amenities that would be needed to support the new urban development.
“This expected urban and population growth in the new Priority Growth Area is comparable to the current population of the city of Mackay,” Mr Miles said.
“As such getting the planning right is vital to ensure supporting infrastructure such as roads and schools are delivered.
“State Cabinet has approved the preparation of a Bill to formally recognise Caboolture West as a Priority Growth Area. Planning regulations will also be amended so work keeps progressing on delivering the first 3000 homes along with all the new infrastructure they require.
“Caboolture West will ultimately be a major regional urban centre that will support 17,000 jobs and have many social benefits including new health care facilities, schools, open space, transport and plenty of new homes for Queenslanders.”